Fun at the Beach, and the Sand Sculpture Event 2017!

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The annual Sand Sculpture Event happened at Hampton Beach last weekend, and I had a blast seeing all the creativity and walking along the beach. These works of art each year range from the very strange to the philosophical to the endearing and pure fun! Here are this year's sand creations: Click on any image to … Continue reading Fun at the Beach, and the Sand Sculpture Event 2017!

Inspirational Quotes

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“What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.” —Alexandra Stoddard Every choice, every decision made, no matter how great or small, can affect our lives and those around us. We can change things for the better, and improve our lives based on those decisions. ~~~~~ “Love is always … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes

“Hope” & “Bravery” #haiku #poems

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Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Miracle & Save. “Hope” “I’ll save you, somehow,” The girl rose from Mother’s side “Miracles are real.” ~ “Bravery” The army approached. No miracle could save them, But she would … Continue reading “Hope” & “Bravery” #haiku #poems

The Mystery Blogger Award

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Sara Letourneau graciously nominated me for this award. Thank you! Don't you just love the word "Mystery" in a title? It's as if you've found the key to some mysterious door, and on the other side lies secret treasures... Before I go off on a tangent, though, here are the details about the Mystery Blogger Award, … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award

When Doubts Assail, Be A Bilbo!

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Bilbo the Hobbit was a practical and steady character, who never let a situation get the better of his emotions. When we face and battle doubts, perhaps we should do what practical Bilbo would. Doubts might assail us left and right, whether it be concerning a project we're working on, or a goal we hope to succeed in, but it's what we … Continue reading When Doubts Assail, Be A Bilbo!

Cost Of Victory & Determination #haiku #poems

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Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Leap & Throb. “Cost Of Victory” Her heart throbbed with pain Though it also leaped with joy The victory won Though at a terrible price Many lives altered. ~ “Determination” … Continue reading Cost Of Victory & Determination #haiku #poems

3 Quotes Challenge (more!)

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain Got to love Mark Twain's sense of humor! Though my writer's mind may be too adventurous to keep a sleepy conscience... 😉 ~~~~~ “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge (more!)

“Greed” & “Dare Not Touch” #haiku #poems

Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Beautiful & Curse. “Greed” Beautiful ruby Beware what greed manifests The jewel’s curse spreads. ~ “Dare Not Touch” The waves were a curse, She watched their beauty sadly As her life … Continue reading “Greed” & “Dare Not Touch” #haiku #poems

The Prayer And The Egg

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Since Easter is tomorrow, I thought it’d be fun to share this true story, which happens to involve a chicken and eggs! My dad’s family knew this man named Mr. Brownhall, who had spent time at their church and spoke there several times. He was British and had one of those fun British accents, even … Continue reading The Prayer And The Egg

Lost In The Mountain Forest

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You wander away from the old inn up in the mountains A chance to explore this unknown part of the landscape as the sun rises, Wandering into the forest that rolls and caresses the land’s verdant green sides. As dawn breaks, a misty damp lingers in the air Condensing sparkling dew drops on every leafy … Continue reading Lost In The Mountain Forest